• Nicer clothes (however you define them!) for Friday night
  • Clothes for Saturday and Sunday
  • Pajamas
  • Sweatshirt/sweater — it will be chilly, especially at night!
  • Jacket, raincoat, and umbrella in case of bad weather
  • Sneakers/hiking shoes
  • Nicer shoes for Shabbat
  • Shower shoes
  • Whatever else you would normally (or would not normally!) wear
  • If you want to go running/play sports, bring clothes that are appropriate for that as well
  • Optional (for Summertime Shabbaton only): bring a bathing suit (whatever kind suits you best!) if you want to enjoy the pool on Shabbat afternoon!


  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hair care items
  • Soap
  • Towel


  • Please remember to bring your medications!

Jewelry and make-up

  • Wear jewelry and make-up normally? Great!
  • Don’t, and you don’t want to? Also great!
  • Don’t and you do want to? Amazing! We’ll also be having a make-up tutorial before Shabbat!

Other things to bring

  • Water bottle (especially important for the West Coast Shabbaton, where the facility is at a high elevation and attendees will need to drink more water to stay properly hydrated)
  • Phone and phone charger + charging block
  • Camera
  • Books
  • Card games + board games
  • Tallit/tefillin/siddur (if you want to do so)
  • Flashlight
  • Wallet
  • State-issued ID or passport (if you’re arriving by Amtrak or plane)

Things to leave at home for the weekend

  • Laptop
  • Things that critters will find & snack on

National Office

284 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617.524.9227

New York Office

601 West 26th Street
Suite 325
New York, NY 10001

San Francisco Bay Office

2 Embarcadero Center
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111